Over the past few years, Samsung Internet has grown into some legitimate competition for the likes of Chrome. It has more customization options than most browsers, receives regular updates, and most importantly, it's fast. Today Samsung's detailing what to expect in version 13.2, promising a better dark mode, fixed AR Core features, and enhanced privacy.
Many Android fans believe in a sort of holy grail: That iMessage can somehow be brought to Android. Almost everything else when moving from iOS to Android has a workaround, an app, or some way to accommodate it, though iMessage remains an Apple-controlled platform exclusive with a dominating presence in the US market. But a new app formally launching today called Beeper aims to change that, delivering not just iMessage for Android, but a single unified messaging app for all your other services, too, like Telegram, Slack, Signal, Twitter DMs, Discord, Hangouts, and even IRC.
When a new version of One UI is released, it often breaks compatibility with certain Good Lock modules until they themselves can be updated. Last year Samsung refreshed (almost) all of the Good Lock modules at once in what it called the "2020" update, and the company was set to do the same thing next month. Today, several weeks ahead of schedule, Samsung has started to distribute Good Lock 2021, bringing all-new features and restoring some old ones.
Another month, another Chrome release: Following the usual beta testing period, Google has just started rolling out version 88 of its browser, and there are quite a few improvements and significant changes on board. The release enhances some password protection features and paves the way for more web apps in the Play Store, but it also says goodbye to FTP connections and puts the final nail in the Flash Player's coffin.
Welcome to Wednesday, everyone. The start of the year is often slow when it comes to sales, but I still have a few standouts to share with everyone today. First up is Space Hobo, an enjoyable strategy game that sports pleasant graphics. Next up is Relic Seeker: Hypogeum, a puzzler in the same vein as The Room. Last but not least is Binary Fun, a number game for all of you logic-based puzzle fans out there. As always, I've highlighted all of the interesting titles in bold green text in order to make discovery easier. So without further ado, here are 30 temporarily free and 25 on-sale apps and games for the middle of the week.
Wine version 5.0 was released almost exactly a year ago, and today, the open-source project is back with another significant update to v6.0. It adds some major improvements to the Windows compatibility layer, including an experimental Vulkan renderer for WineD3D, sRGB support, better support for input methods, and an initial USB kernel driver.
Google has added a simple, but useful feature to Sheets: a range name box. If you click to the left of the formula bar, the new dropdown shows your current ranges in the sheet, as well as an option to manage new ranges.
Google Pay already works with about 3,000 partners, but that doesn't hinder it from continuing to support more banks and credit unions. After adding 89 financial institutions to the list last month, the mobile payment service just added another 67 just in the US.
Tasker is one of the best ways to get advanced functionality out of your devices, and now it's getting even better in the latest update. Version 5.11.13 adds a number of improvements to the de facto app for tinkerers, including Call Screening, easier imports, new variables, and more — but it's not all positive.